The TVLP is an equal partnership of state and independent secondary-aged schools in Berkshire.

We believe that educational experience is improved by meaningful and repeated interactions between schools of different types.

Our aims include:

– Providing collaborative and informative experiences for secondary-aged students across a range of subjects, thereby providing a variety of learning opportunities and diversity in social and cultural engagement.

– Ensuring that staff across our schools are able to share their passion for their specialist subjects and good practice with one another, and exchange views about current educational issues.



Clare Matheson is the Thames Valley Learning Partnership Coordinator.

She was appointed in September 2019 to create and deliver a programme of events, competitions, networks and actions which will benefit the students and staff across all TVLP schools.

Prior to her appointment, Clare had a successful career in project management in the third sector. She has relevant experience across a range of skills including events, communication, marketing and fundraising.

Outside of her TVLP role, she plays an active part in her childrens’ school PTA.

Clare stated, ā€œIā€™m really excited by the prospect of state and independent school collaboration. Opening up the different facilities, resources and contacts in each school will help increase the opportunities, experience and knowledge available to students, teachers and support staff across the partnership.ā€

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Each school nominates a member of staff within their school to be their TVLP Champion.

From September 2022, the TVLP Champions will be:

The Champions’ meet with the TVLP Coordinator once a term for a formal meeting, while being the day-to-day ‘go-to’ person for general TVLP enquiries within their school.



In November 2020, the TVLP Coordinator set up the TVLP Student Committee. This comprises of pupils including school Prefects, Head Boys, and Head Girls from across our schools. New students join the committee each year.

The Student Committee meet with the TVLP Coordinator regularly to discuss the ways they would like to get more involved in the TVLP. In the academic year 2020-21, this included organising speaker events and competitions, and leading on the creation of a TVLP student magazine.